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[personal profile] cabenson
First off, hoping that all those in the path of Hurrpocolypse (or Hurrmageddon) Irene are safe and sound, and well-prepared. Booze, candy and flashlights to read by are MUST HAVES!!!!

We are enjoying a beautiful day here in Columbus. Had a nice brunch, finally got the Windows 7 upgrade for my PC (Fuck you later, Vista!) and got groceries all before 1:00pm. Been watching Dr. Who-a-thon and Weather Channel this afternoon. It is like weather Pr0n, people!!!

I also put the first of our "eat meals at home" dinners in the oven. A beautiful meatloaf which I will be serving with spinach and fresh tomato slices. It's been easier for me to avoid temptatation if I make meals at home, and I am really working hard to stay on the right track.

Six weeks ago I was officially diagnosed as Insulin Resistant and Pre-Diabetic. Add in my high blood pressure and I have what they call Metabolic Disorder. I take meds for my BP and also, a medicine for my glucose. I basically have to act as if I am Type 2 Diabetic (food-wise)except that at this point, I don't need to check my glucose. I have given up alcohol except for a random beer, "white" foods (rice,flour,taters) and have added more protein and fresh veggies. So far, with barely any exercise, I have lost almost 10 lbs. I can go back to the gym after Labor Day. My goal is to lose 70 lbs total by next summer. For the first time in years, I think I can do it.

Damn that meatloaf smells wonderful. Tomorrow is Chicken Parm (not breaded tho) with whole grain pasta and sauce.Regular, and Pasta plus still make me fall asleep after eating so I am hoping this will work better and not taste like ass. Also plan to have good old Ham and beans this week with Chili on Saturday as NCAA Football starts!!!

Last note, is someone on my flist pregnant? Cause I am craving pickles like crazy!

Date: 2011-08-27 08:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Not preggers here, but now I'M craving pickles! All your meals sound scrumptious, CB. *iz jealous*

Date: 2011-08-27 09:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
The meatloaf was SO goos. Light, moist...yum!

Date: 2011-08-27 09:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ariestess
And now I'm craving pickles, too. Y'all are contagious. LOL!

Date: 2011-08-27 09:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I think we need to clone you and install you in all our kitchens because you always make food sound (and taste, I'm sure) so delicious. Plus, I've always wanted to try meatloaf. No pickle craving on this end, so I guess I'm not pregnant.

Good luck with your healthy regime - is the metabolic disorder something that can go away with time and good eating habits etc.?

Date: 2011-08-28 12:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey! Congratulations on the new food regime. Heather and I have started our own with the meatless thing and it's something to get used to, for sure. I have to keep reminding myself how much better I feel for it to keep me on track! I could sure use some meatloaf right about now, though...

Date: 2011-08-28 03:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Seriously, you should do your own cooking show. I know I'd watch the Hell out of 'Cooking With Cabenson'!

Date: 2011-08-28 08:03 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-08-30 02:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm not pregnant, but you can count me in with the folks who want a pickle now.

Your health plan sounds marvelous; certainly, the FOOD part is making my stomach rumble just reading it. I truly hope it can turn you around. I have a question. If you are "insulin resistant," and also "pre-Diabetic," what happens if it turns into full-blown diabetes?

Date: 2011-08-30 02:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
currently take the same medicine as one with Type 2 Diabetes. The idea is foe the med to help my organs accept and use the insulin I already produce. Going full blown would involve glucose monitoring and increasing my dosage.

Date: 2011-08-30 03:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
so... metformin or glipize? are you taking cozaar or something for the BP?


and you're also taking some sort of water pill too, yes?
Edited Date: 2011-08-30 03:16 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-08-30 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, metformin. Not bad now that I am used to it. And lisinopril and a diuretic for the BP.

Date: 2011-08-30 03:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
one of the prils. i was on one of the prils early in my regimen, but i had one of the (rare, i think) side-effects of constant coughing so i was switched to cozaar. welcome to the pill-popping nation. the un-fun branch. :)

Date: 2011-08-30 10:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Gotcha. Hope it doesn't come to that for you. Take care.

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